The Urban County consists of all unincorporated areas and 20 municipalities participating in the County's Community Development Block Grant Program under Cooperation Agreements.
CDBG funds are used to benefit residents located in the Urban County (all unincorporated areas and twenty cooperating cities). HOME funds are used to benefit residents of the Pinellas County Consortium (urban County and the City of Largo). ESG funds benefit homeless in facilities located outside the city limits of St. Petersburg, except that facilities offering services for homeless unaccompanied youth or homeless ex-offenders may be located anywhere in Pinellas County.
Redevelopment Areas in the Cities
Infrastructure planning & construction in commercial redevelopment areas requires:
- Area to meet State criteria for a slum & blighted area
- A comprehensive improvement plan
- Multi-year financial commitment to match federal dollars, usually CIP
- Qualifies as prevention/elimination of slums or blight under HUD regulations.